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    Broken DE grids

    Finally got around to opening up the DE filter to get it cleaned out (I think the prior owners never cleaned it) and low and behold 5 of the 8 grids are broken. I know I need to replace them, the question I have is what is the impact of putting bum grids back in? I don't have the patience to deal with Leslies and am going to order them ... sometime in the next month ... from poolsupplyworld.
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    Re: Broken DE grids

    How bad are they broken ? Might only effect filtration alittle until you can get new ones.


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    Re: Broken DE grids

    Well, broken grids mean that your pool will have DE pumped into it when the pump is on since there is nothing stopping it from happening. This may mean a lot or a little bit of DE in your water, but you'll never be able to get it as clean as you could.

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    Re: Broken DE grids

    No holes in the grid fabric. Just broken grid plastic at the bottoms. Ranging from 3-8 inches at the corners.[attachment=1:3m4ozcf4]ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21373743822.963891.jpg[/attachment:3m4ozcf4][attachment=0:3m4ozcf4]ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21373743848.714328.jpg[/attachment:3m4ozcf4]


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    Re: Broken DE grids

    Opinions on dry de in the skimmer vs slurry?


    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
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    Re: Broken DE grids

    I put it in dry in the skimmer slowly.


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    Re: Broken DE grids

    If the screens are intact you will not have many issues running the filter until you can replace them
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    Re: Broken DE grids

    Thanks. Practicing POP while I refill. Left it on backwash a bit too long.

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    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
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    Re: Broken DE grids

    I also add dry to the skimmer ( much slower than before I found TFP)
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    Re: Broken DE grids

    Quote Originally Posted by karmabiker
    Thanks. Practicing POP while I refill. Left it on backwash a bit too long.

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    Nice!!!


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    Re: Broken DE grids

    And just for fun ... The before picture...
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    TFP Moderator Chris V. ~16K Pool & Spa, 48NSF DE, IG Plaster Circa 2000, Intermatic PE653, Challenger pump with a 2 speed B2984, 20gal stenner chlorine injection, Houston, TX
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